THE League Management Company (LMC), organiser of the Nigeria Premier League has praised Akwa United for being the first club to complete her mid-season registration formalities.
LMC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Salihu Abubakar had after capturing the licenses of the new Akwa United players in Abuja on Friday commended the club for being up to date in the payment of the salaries of their coaches and players.
It would be noted that an important criteria used for the mid-season registration included proof of payment of players salary up to the month of March, non-owing of bonuses and other allowances. Players of the club are to sign attestation confirming same.
Akwa United boss, Paul Bassey who appreciated the kind words said about him and the club by the LMC buff paid glowing tribute to the football loving Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel for his massive support to Akwa United.
“I thank his Excellency for his support both financially and otherwise. I also thank my commissioner Monday Uko for standing by me. The only way we can reward them is by returning to Africa,” Bassey said.
Bassey disclosed that one of the new signings the club would parade in today’s game against 3SC away in Ibadan is FC Papillo’s hit man, Micheal Ikpe.
Papillo is the pet club of former Super Eagles striker Kanu Nwankwo.
Others are Alhassan Dosso, Julius Gideon, Hassan Babangida, Amaechi Orji and Fortune Omoniwari erstwhile Heartland FC prolific attacker.